Deep Paganism

Thinking a lot today about deep Paganism: what it means to live in the world a fundamentally different way, in connection and relationship with and celebration of Life and reality. In wisdom, and generosity and kindness, in joy and pleasure, and in responsibility and respect. At that level, Paganism isn't even conducting rituals. It certainly …

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Why Paganism Hasn’t Failed…Yet.

John Halstead has written an article around a table lifted from the anthology Deep Green Resistance*. It's a great piece: go ahead and read it. I'd say that's about 2/3 of a perfect assessment of modern Paganism and the current Pagan community...at least in the US, where I am familiar with it. He's not wrong, …

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Soil and Sky; Love and Joy

There are those who try to hijack Paganism in the name of their bigotry and their hatred: who crow "blood and soil!" as if that means something. As if it is anything more than an adolescent boy's angry braying. Like most big lies, the "blood and soil" of neo-Nazis--some of whom describe themselves as "folkish" …

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Paganism and Transgression: Some Questions

From Gardner's nudism and enthusiasm for sadomasochism, which he folded into the foundation of Wicca... ...to taking and embracing the label "witch" (and, to a lesser degree, "pagan")... ...to taking unusual names and adopting radical environmental and social politics... ...to everything about Aleister Crowley... ...the roots and modern realities of modern Paganism are heavily sown …

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